Exterior view and comparison between a 2020 Honda CR-V vs. 2020 Subaru Forester
The battle of the SUVs begins between the 2020 Honda CR-V vs. 2020 Subaru Forester. Both of these models have a lot to offer, so it's important to understand the differences between the CR-V vs. Forester. We will look at the CR-V and Forester prices, trim levels, performance, features, and more.

Price | 2020 Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester

The 2020 Honda CR-V MSRP is $25,050, which is slightly more than the starting price of a 2020 Subaru Forester at $24,500.

Similarities |2020 Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester

Both of these SUVs have room to hold five people comfortably and come with plenty of amenities.

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Big Differences |2020 Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester

Only the Honda CR-V comes as a hybrid model, plus it comes with much better fuel economy. On the other hand, the 2020 Subaru Forester does have a few extra standard features.

Highlights |2020 Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester

The 2020 Honda CR-V has a well-appointed cabin, filled with the latest tech features, while the 2020 Subaru Forester has a spacious cabin and also a lower starting price.

Dashboard and interior features comparison between a 2020 Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester

Trims & Price | 2020 Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester

The 2020 Honda CR-V has four trim levels to choose from, while the Forester has five.

2020 Honda CR-V

  • LX | $25,050
  • EX | $27,560
  • EX-L | $30,050
  • Touring | $33,250

2020 Subaru Forester

  • Base | $24,495
  • Premium | $27,395
  • Sport | $28,995
  • Limited | $31,095
  • Touring | $34,595

Hybrid/Plug-In Hybrid | 2020 Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester

The 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid models feature a 2.0-liter engine and electric motor to produce 212 horsepower. This Honda SUV is estimated to get 40 mpg city. However, the Subaru Forester isn't offered as a hybrid model.

MPG & Fuel Tank Capacity | 2020 Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester

The 2020 Honda CR-V is estimated at 28/34 mpg with the base engine and 27/32 mpg with all-wheel-drive. The Subaru Forester is rated at 23/30 mpg.

Performance | 2020 Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester

The 2020 Honda CR-V comes with a 1.5-liter turbo-four that pumps out 190 horsepower with a CVT. The 2020 Subaru Forester also includes a four-cylinder engine and CVT, but this model only produces 182 horsepower.

Towing Capacity | 2020 Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester

When properly equipped, you can tow up to 1,500 pounds with either the Honda CR-V or Subaru Forester. This is enough capability to tow a small camper or boat.

Interior Design | 2020 Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester

The 2020 Honda CR-V features cloth upholstery, but you can also opt for leather upholstery, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and power-adjustable front seats. Additionally, the CR-V has a passenger volume of 105.9 cubic feet, which is significantly smaller than the Forester at 140.8 cubic feet.

Interior seating comparison between a 2020 Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester

Cargo Space | 2020 Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester

However, the CR-V does have more cargo space behind the back row. This model features 39.2 cubic feet behind the rear seats, with a total of 75.8 cubic feet. Subaru Forester models have 35.4 cubic feet behind the seats, but a total of 76.1 cubic feet when they are folded down.

Seating | 2020 Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester

With both the 2020 Honda CR-V and 2020 Subaru Forester, you have room to fit five adults comfortably.

Dimensions | 2020 Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester

The 2020 Honda CR-V dimensions measure 182″ L x 73″ W x 66-67″ H, compared to the Forester at 182″ L x 71″ W x 68″ H.

Technology & Amenities | 2020 Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester

2020 Honda CR-V models come standard with Bluetooth, a four-speaker stereo, a five-inch infotainment display, plus a USB port. The 2020 Subaru Forester comes with a 6.5-inch touch screen, satellite radio, HD Radio, a four-speaker audio system, and two USB ports.

Exterior | 2020 Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester

The 2020 Honda CR-V has available 19-inch alloy wheels that make the SUV look sleek. On the other hand, you can only get 17- or 18-inch wheels with your Forester model.

Color Options | 2020 Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester

With either SUV, you can customize the color choices to reflect your style.

2020 Honda CR-V:

  • Interior: (3) Black, Gray, and Ivory
  • Exterior: (6) Crystal Black Pearl, Radiant Red Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, and Obsidian Blue Pearl

2020 Subaru Forester:

  • Interior: (2) Black or Gray
  • Exterior: (6) Ice Silver Metallic, Crystal Black Silica, Crystal White Pearl, Magnetite Gray Metallic, Horizon Blue Pearl, and Jasper Green Metallic
Cargo space comparison between a Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester

Reviews & Ratings | 2020 Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester

The 2020 Honda CR-V is rated as an IIHS Top Safety Pick, while the 2020 Subaru Forester got an even higher rating from the IIHS, a Top Safety Pick+.

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